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Washington Park Library

Washington Park Library



One Library at a Time…Washington Park Library

Washington Park Library has a wonderful history. The building actually began as a firehouse, at the turn of the 20th century, when fire engines were still horse drawn. Upstairs, in the un-renovated upper floors, the firemen’s wooden equipment lockers are still standing. Sadly and contrary to popular belief, the firemen’s pole has been jettisoned.

In 1950, the City of Providence gave the firehouse to Providence Public Library for use as a branch

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Washington Park Library

1316 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02905


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